Refurbishment of an existing apartment
Palma de Mallorca
Jaime Salvá & Ondrej Zdercik
Building area 110 m2
The Apartment Almudaina is located in the old town of Palma, near the Town Hall and the cathedral. The property is surrounded by narrow and winding streets. The owners were looking to create a new home in the city and were drawn to the vibrant street life of this characteristic neighborhood.
The apartment was in a condition that did not allow for habitation, so it was necessary to renovate the installations, kitchens, and bathrooms. During the renovation, we carefully considered the original elements of the dwelling to preserve its essence, such as the Ionic column, while incorporating contemporary elements to achieve a fusion of the old and the new, creating a chic and timeless atmosphere.
To achieve the desired chic effect, we combined the original colors of the dwelling with bolder tones, such as the red used in the sofa. Modern and traditional elements were mixed to create the feeling that they had always been there.
The flooring deserves special mention, as we decided to keep the original despite having to replace some hydraulic ceramic tiles. In some areas, herringbone oak wood was chosen.
The kitchen is a bright and open space. During the renovation, we opened up a hole in the load-bearing wall to connect the semi-open kitchen with the rest of the apartment. The chosen material for the island and other elements was Calacatta marble, which is white with distinctive gray veins.
The furniture selection was entrusted to Banni, who made an effort to fully understand our concept in order to portray it in the best possible way. Understanding the clients and their lifestyle was also a crucial factor in choosing fabrics that would ensure optimal use and durability over time.
The living room rug was designed with a completely customized pattern, as were its colors, allowing for a perfect combination with the other pieces in the room. The office area features wall-mounted shelves with large open spaces, creating a sense of spaciousness.
The bedroom posed a structural challenge, as it was decided to hang a large velvet curtain to separate the bathroom from the main bedroom, creating ample light between the master walls while maintaining the original suspended beam.
With this intervention, it was sought not only the aesthetics defined in the project renders, but also prioritized comfort in every piece. The curved shapes invite you to sit, enjoy, and spend time in them. The combination of original pieces, such as the grand dining room lamps, with cheerful colors and natural curves, turns the space into something very special and distinctive, blending chic and historical elements.
The interior design was carried out by our firm, in collaboration with interior designer Ondrej Zdercik.